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Re: st: replacing values of a variable


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: replacing values of a variable
Date   Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:49:06 +0000

It's legal. If it doesn't do what you expect, check for leading, trailing or repeated internal spaces and consistency in using lower and upper case. Fix problems with -trim()-, -itrim()- and -lower()-.

Nick

On 9 Mar 2013, at 10:27, James Bernard <jamesstatalist@gmail.com> wrote:

I am trying to copy values of a string variable into another one if a
condition is met. I keep getting "0 real changes made"

var 1                   var2
---------               ---------
jan-2000            jan-2000
march-2000       same year
june-1999          june-1999

replace var2=var1 if var2=="same year"

what is wrong with this code?
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